Industry News

Weekend developments in U.S.-China talks, regarded as positive by analysts on the whole, are likely to be in the spotlight as markets open for trade this week.

Entrepreneur/SME Focus
On April 11, AmCham and Global Sources joined forces at the Global Sources Startup Launchpad Conference 2018, Asia's Largest Tech Hardware Startup Show, following by a networking drinks session that attracted over 160 regional startups.

Finance

Transportation

Intellectual Property

Trade & Investment
The event, co-hosted by the China Development Institute, prompted a topical discussion on the prospects for a full-blown U.S.-China trade war and specifically, how it may impact business in the region.

Education
Professor Steven DeKrey explains how forward thinking and a unique partnership opportunity created the world’s first Belt & Road EMBA program, and what students can hope to get out of it

Taxation

Law

Human Resources

Communications
As Oliver Rust bows out as co-chair of the MarComms committee, he and Anita Davis, who continues in the role, share their insights to help members navigate today’s accountability economy

Hospitality
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Real Estate

CSR
As preaching concern for the environment becomes fashionable, Rachel Fleishman and Jim Taylor of AmCham’s Environment & Sustainability committee explain why businesses need to walk the talk

Apparel & Footwear
As apparel makers rethink global supply chains to cope with rising costs, concerns over worker safety and more stringent green goals, Ethiopia and the East Africa region are well positioned to profit

Greater China

Health Care

Food & Beverage
McDonald’s will increase its number of stores in China and Hong Kong to 4,500 by the end of 2022, up from 2,500 currently, as part of a strategic partnership with Citic Ltd, CITIC Capital Partners and the Carlyle Group.

Environment & Sustainability
As preaching concern for the environment becomes fashionable, Rachel Fleishman and Jim Taylor of AmCham’s Environment & Sustainability committee explain why businesses need to walk the talk

What’s New in Washington
AmCham’s annual meet-a-thon with U.S. policymakers, legislators, movers & shakers got underway this week, with a packed schedule of engagements

Smart City/Tech
We consider the impact of tech-based initiatives on the lives of Hong Kong’s impoverished residents — for whom staying connected isn’t a priority

U.S.-China Trade